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Unread 11-24-2007, 11:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

question sparked when a friend asked about the weight of the LP i'm getting

so are epi LP's chambered?



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Unread 11-25-2007, 12:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

no i think only the ultra is chambered
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Unread 11-25-2007, 01:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

no they are not.
they are lighter coz most of them have alder bodies instead of mahogany, with maple tops.so they tend to sound a little brighter.
nothing inferior,just a little different...
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

yes the ultra is currently the only one that is chambered
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

Got a standard, it's not chambered. It's not light either, not as heavy as the LP Custom, cause of the density of the wood, but you can tell it's not chambered
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

oh ok..

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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

How can you tell it's not chambered? I just pulled the pups off of a 56 Gold Top Reissue I just bought, and it' sure as hell looks chambered.
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

It shouldn't be. According to Epi, only the Ultra's are weight relieved.
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

mainly because they dont say they are chambered. also, that is something that drives up the price ironically. your think selling less material could bring cost down lol! but it does say the ultra is chambered

what i dont know is which epis are alder. unless the $100 versions are, my std and trad pro are mahogany. many of the other models ive looked at all say mahogany too....
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

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mainly because they dont say they are chambered. also, that is something that drives up the price ironically. your think selling less material could bring cost down lol! but it does say the ultra is chambered

what i dont know is which epis are alder. unless the $100 versions are, my std and trad pro are mahogany. many of the other models ive looked at all say mahogany too....
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

Chambering is more common in Gibson Les Pauls. This is a good article about it from the Gibson Lifestyle page

Chambering the Les Paul: A Marriage of Weight and Tone
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

well my AFD is weightly like a Gibson LP, thank goodness, LOL!!
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

There is also an Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Korina Traditional Pro guitar that is very light in weight. They're a beautiful honey color as well.
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

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There is also an Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Korina Traditional Pro guitar that is very light in weight. They're a beautiful honey color as well.
Own it and LOVE it!!! It is very light, but I don't think it's weight-relieved or chambered. Very well-balanced. And the orangy-honey-ish color is gorgeous! Found the stock pickups a little lacking in character and swapped them for a SD JB/Jazz combo. That and a cap change and I'm in business!
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

My first LP was an Epi Ultra II, great weight on that one with the chambered body. Sold it and bought an Epi Standard Plus Top which felt like a tank after that.......until I bought my non chambered Gibson!
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

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How can you tell it's not chambered? I just pulled the pups off of a 56 Gold Top Reissue I just bought, and it' sure as hell looks chambered.
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Re: Are Epiphone Les Pauls Chambered?

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mainly because they dont say they are chambered. also, that is something that drives up the price ironically. your think selling less material could bring cost down lol! but it does say the ultra is chambered

what i dont know is which epis are alder. unless the $100 versions are, my std and trad pro are mahogany. many of the other models ive looked at all say mahogany too....
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